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  • Oxygen

    Oxygen

    ★★★½

    Tense, claustrophobic, intelligently written, strangely poetic, competently directed, and expertly-subtly as acted. This movie is a great showcase of lockdown/quarantine filmmaking that manages to feel relevant to today’s times without feeling forced or pandering. That being said, it’s nothing spectacular, and definitely feel akin/derivative of Buried (2011), Moon (2009), and The Signal(2015), but it’s an enjoyable watch that is time more well spent than wasted.

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★★

    Technically: incredible. 
    Narratively: frustrating.

    Renata Adler of The New York Times put it well: "somewhere between hypnotic and immensely boring.”

    Maybe I’ve just seen the seeds that this movie has sown too many times to be impressed. Impossible to say, I guess. Sure makes me dislike Interstellar (2014, Nolan) even more now, considering how much that copies this.

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  • Judas and the Black Messiah

    Judas and the Black Messiah

    ★★★★½

    The ONLY disservice this movie does to the real life story (which I’d never heard before- American education at its finest 🙄) is that despite how incredible Stanfield and Kaluuya are (they’re on an untouchable level ), they’re way too old to give the impact the real life story deserves. I was in utter shock to read the end-credit title cards listing their real-life ages: 17 and 21. Otherwise, phenomenal movie.

  • The Last Airbender

    The Last Airbender

    ★★★★★

    The level of incompetence in film making on display is actually impressive here, even with the failure of the adaptation aside. But for none of its intents and purposes, I had a blast watching it. So a full five stars; would deffo watch again.